Aging

City of Solana Beach 2023 Action Plan

City of Solana Beach 2023 Action Plan

After a year of community engagement with technical assistance from the Social Policy Institute team, resulting in over 600 encounters via community survey and discussion sessions, the Age-Friendly Solana Beach Action Plan was approved by City Council! This plan includes specific action steps for the community throughout 5 domains: (1) Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, (2) Social Participation with Inclusion, (3)…

Will Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 budget impact older adults and people with disabilities?

Despite projected budget shortfalls, a Scan Foundation analysis concluded that the budget proposal did not call for significant cuts to health and social service programs serving older adults. Notable exceptions include the temporary elimination of the Accessory Development Unit (ADU) program and the absence of new funding for affordable housing development. Nevertheless, the proposed budget does include some new programs…

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

Fewer than 1 percent of Americans reach the age of 100, but a new study from the Netherlands indicates that individuals who reach the centenarian milestone with their mental faculties still intact are likely to remain so for their remaining years. Such findings may lead to more of us becoming “cognitive super-agers”, as researchers hope to identify reliable characteristics and…

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

By 2050, it is projected that the number of adults ages 65 and older will rise to an estimated 85.7 million – roughly 20% of the U.S. population. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021 provides data capturing key trends, successes and challenges, and overall disparities regarding the U.S. senior population. America’s Health Rankings follows the World Health Organization’s definition of health: “Health is a…

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